Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I got dirt

You haven't heard from me in a while. I've struggled what to report on the house because unfortunately, there's not much to report. The crew has dug underneath the foundation and after killing two snakes that they found underneath (ugh!), the foundation has gone from this

to this...It's hard to see, but they really have done a lot of digging. Those concrete piers are just temporary until they can mix some actual concrete up, but that's our main problem. We've had thunderstorms roll through daily and it's been too wet to do anything. Not to mention our contractor has been on a cruise and Adam and I had our own family's vacation last week. Now, we leave again tomorrow for a friend's wedding, but are really prayerful and hopeful the foundation will be finished by next week. Pray that the rain will hold off and head down to Texas where they really need it!

In the mean time, we've got dirt. A lot of dirt. I posted on Craigslist free fill dirt and have gotten some responses, but my sister thinks we're crazy for giving it away. Now, it makes me wonder if we should keep it for some reason. We could do raised planters for a garden, but Adam thinks we should just till the ground. We could level the ground, but then we have to rent a bobcat for that. I was just trying to save us a couple hundred dollars from not having to rent, but maybe we could really use the dirt.

We were going to get our kids a playground set, but Greta seems to really like a dirt hill. Maybe we should keep it right where it is. :)
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


  1. whats the going rate for dirt? sell it!

  2. Yikes! Snakes! At least they got them now!